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The Balancing Act of Planned Green Spaces: A Free Virtual Panel

Wednesday, April 19
12 pm
via Vimeo
People, Planta, & Penn Discussion Series

Join the Morris Arboretum and Penn Alumni Relations for a moderated panel discussion exploring the opportunities for—and the impact of—designing, growing, nurturing, and maintaining green spaces within the current and future built environment. From farming plots to the urban tree canopy, there is a rising demand and need for viable green spaces in an increasingly contested landscape. Hear how different academic and professional perspectives approach efforts to increase urban greenery while looking towards tangible and intangible benefits for the community as well as for the greater ecological landscape.

Hosted by: Jane Alavi, Emeritus Member, Morris Arboretum Advisory Board of Managers


William Cullina, The F. Otto Haas Executive Director, Morris Arboretum


Jason Lubar, Associate Director of Urban Forestry, Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Nicholas Pevzner, Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania, Weitzman School of Design

Jennifer Pinto-Martin, PhD, MPH, Viola MacInnes Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and Perelman School of Medicine, University Ombuds